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Today's News

  • 4 Perry Central teams take third

    LEOPOLD - Four Perry Central High School academic teams placed third in their class at a regional contest April 20 at North High School in Evansville.

    "Overall, I am really pleased with the dedication and performance of all the students participating in the 2010 area competition," said Jennifer Ball, who coaches the Commodores' English team and is coordinator for all of them.

    Perry Central's English, interdisciplinary, math and science teams earned third-place rankings.

  • Kids to get free IDs

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 21 a request to use money collected through the county clerk's office to provide free identification cards for children.

    Teresa Kanneberg said $1,890 from the county's law-enforcement fund will pay for a visit from K-ID's BMV Inc. of Carmel Aug. 11, when children attending the Schweizer Fest free-rides night can have free cards made with their photographs, fingerprints and information such as their family doctors' names, any medical conditions and identifying marks.

  • Five vying for three open school board seats

    LEOPOLD - Voters in the Perry Central Community School District will decide Tuesday who among four men and one woman will fill three expiring seats on the school district's board. Seats currently held by Larry James, Earla Williams and Stephen Poole expire this year. All three are seeking re-election. Two other candidates, Joe Flamion and Allen Goffinet, are seeking to join the board.

  • School-board contenders expect continued challenges

    CANNELTON - The three uncontested candidates for Cannelton's school board expressed concerns about declining state education funding in explaining their priorities for voters.

    The names of two incumbents, Barbara Beard and Jerry Harris, and newcomer James Lawson will appear on the primary ballot. Under a plan voters chose in 2006 implementing elected versus appointed school-board members, contenders win or lose seats in the spring elections.

    The candidates outlined their experience and concerns in response to News questionnaires.

    Beard

  • TC public-works board discusses road closings

    TELL CITY - "We are going to have, over the next 18-month period, many street closing requests along the way," Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said to members of the Tell City Public Works and Safety Board in reference to work that has begun for a combined-sewer overflow project.

  • Protection inspection
  • TC Main Street Planting Day set for May 5

    TELL CITY - More plans have been announced about an upcoming Main Street planting day in Tell City. Wednesday, May 5, is the day merchants and others are invited to help with planting flowers. The event is sponsored by the Tell City Beautification Committee and is in need of volunteer green thumbs. Businesses are asked to purchase items for planting by volunteers.

    Scout troops, youth and church groups and others are invited to arrive at City Hall at 4 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 547-7933. Plants can be purchased at any local nursery or retailer.

  • Tell City history enriched doctors, dentists, optometrists

    Editor's Note: This is the first in an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society Museum. Future installments will profile some of the museum's offerings and projects.

    Through the years, Perry Country has been blessed with good doctors. These were dedicated people who went beyond the call of duty and made house visits or delivered babies at home. At the Historical Society Museum in Tell City, there is a collection of pictures and artifacts from these great people.

  • County's property-tax payments due May 10

    TELL CITY - Perry County property owners have until May 10 to pay the spring installments of their property-tax bills.

    Though May 10 is the traditional deadline for spring installments, property owners haven't seen a spring deadline in several years as the state changed the way it assesses the value of properties and calculations for various deductions.

  • Johnson's performance helps make comic book movie 'top tier'

    Comic-book movies are a dime a dozen these days, but "Kick-Ass" is a bit different. It's a comic book movie that acknowledges comic books. The self-referential factor allows the film to be much funnier than its typically serious counterparts.

    This doesn't mean "Kick-Ass" is a flat-out comedy. It still features plenty of vicious action and extreme vulgarity, and I loved every minute of it.

    "Kick-Ass" is about Dave Lizewski, a comic-book reading high-school kid who dares to ask, "Why hasn't anyone ever tried to be a superhero?"